Rotman School: Creativity in Business Series (Empathy and the Creative Process)

New Lecture Series (we are planning on doing more of these in 2014)


You and your guests are invited to register to attend this next session of our ongoing Creativity in Business Experts Speaker Series @ Rotman. 

Cost is $35, which includes copy of new book.  All this is done through Rotman link below.

We’ll introduce our guest speaker, Seung Chan Lim; Designer and Engineer; Author, Realizing Empathy: An Inquiry Into the Meaning of Making (May 2013). For approximately 40 minutes, Seung give a presentation titled, “How and Why Realizing Empathy is the Driver/Enabler for the Creative Process,” based in part on Seung’s new book.

BOOK SYNPOSIS: Do you think that art is self-indulgent and has no function? Or that craft is outdated? That's what the author thought. Especially so as a designer, given that most have been distancing themselves from artists and craftsmen since the industrial revolution. But after spending 4 years exploring the very disciplines of craft as well as the visual and performing arts, the author came to the realization that he had completely misunderstood the two disciplines. Realizing Empathy: An Inquiry Into the Meaning of Making, is a book that analyzes and reflects on the author's embodied research into the disciplines of craft as well as the visual and performing arts, to tell the story of how realizing empathy is the heart of the creative process we call 'making.' Through this exploration, the author also blends together his experiences in computer science and human-centered design to investigate both the ethics of our relationship to computer technology as well as the necessary and sufficient conditions required for facilitating empathic conversations in our human-to-human as well as human-to-machine interactions.
 If time permits, audience Q&A will follow. The session will adjourn by 6pm.

REGISTRATION FEE: $35.00 plus 5% HST (includes the session and 1 copy of Realizing Empathy)

TO ATTEND: Pre-registration is mandatory please sign up here or visit Space is limited


If you are RSVPing, it means you've gone online to Rotman and bought a ticket ($35 +5%HST)


Much more info on presenter and his research and background...looks really interesting for us interested in this topic



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  • Greg

    Well attended, and interesting conversation surrounding empathy, empathizing, and realizing empathy.

    Realizing empathy often requires that we make new, meaningful relationships where there were previously none. This is a process known as making a bisociation.

    Making something is not just a process..but an attitude.

    What if realizing empathy was the driver/enabler for the creative process?

    January 29, 2014

  • brenda

    cannot attend

    January 26, 2014

  • Greg

    For all those who have signed up for this lecture...have you gone online to Rotman and purchased your ticket?

    If you are unable to attend, pls update your rsvp by this Sunday..

    Many thanks.

    January 9, 2014

  • brenda

    looking forward to this meeting c u there

    December 6, 2013

  • Greg

    Check in begins at 430 pm
    Talk starts at 5pm

    You must get your ticket in advance through Rotman links provided..nothing sold at the door. I'm re-emphasizing this to everyone

    December 5, 2013

  • William

    Registration is at 4:30. The talk actually begins at 5pm. (The notice on this page is truncated.)

    December 5, 2013

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